I've been trying to decide on a geographical exploration (vacation) for this year. I've heard about a couple of big trips, but this year I'm leaning toward several short trips.
This morning I started looking for someplace to go. I've wanted to go to Gettysburg for some time now, so I looked into that. It's only a 3-4 hour drive from my home. If I plan on staying for 3 days I should be able to see a lot.
Besides the battleground, I want to take a trip to the Eisenhower farm. I was a little disappointed to realize that his library is not on the farm, it is in Abilene KS. Since I visited the Truman Library a few years ago, I've set a goal to visit each presidential library. I'm going to Boston in the fall, so I'll see JFK's library then.
I was quite surprised when I looked at the map. For some reason I didn't realize that Gettysburg is so close to Maryland. I might be able to take a side trip there. I may also stop at Lebanon PA where I worked for one month many, many years ago. Just to see how much the town has changed. I think it may be nice to go there in May.
Our community is also running a trip to Lake George NY this year too. It will be a three day trip, so I'll probably take that one too.
And, of course, I'll go out to Seattle to spend some time with my son. I've seen a lot of the city, so he may have to find something to entertain me.
It's great to be retired. I can finally give in to my wanderlust. Just give me a destination and time to pack and I'm willing to go anywhere.